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Reviews for Clark University

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.17
Support from management
2.50
Teamwork
2.94
Freedom to work independently
3.83
Internal Communication
2.61
Office / Work Environment
3.24
Environmental Friendliness
3.47
Work-Life Balance
3.17
Challenging Work
4.39
Inclusive / Diverse
3.56

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.50
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.89
Career Development
2.83
Overall compensation for your work
2.56
Company Image
3.17
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.19
Workplace Safety
4.00
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 3 of 18 reviews Parking in 4 of 18 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 1 of 18 reviews No stock or equity options 401(k) in 4 of 18 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 3 of 18 reviews Desirable office location in 1 of 18 reviews Tuition assistance in 6 of 18 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 2 of 18 reviews 401(k) Match in 2 of 18 reviews Flexible spending account in 3 of 18 reviews Paid time off in 6 of 18 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 5 of 18 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 4 of 18 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 6 of 18 reviews No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 6 of 18 reviews Employee discounts in 4 of 18 reviews Vehicle allowance in 1 of 18 reviews Employee events in 5 of 18 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 1 of 18 reviews Fitness center on site in 6 of 18 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 2 of 18 reviews
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Company Culture

Our department was extremely small, and our department head was not a very good leader, which affected the work culture negatively

Challenging Work

The work was challenging in the sense that an inhuman workload was offloaded on the employees in the team

Suggestions for improvement

  • The commitment to paying staff a fair wage instead on investing in infrastructural and athletic projects, and a renewed effort to address social justice concerns across the entire institution

What I like about the company

The university brings in a great community of students and scholars, which makes for a lively and inspiring place to work at.

What I dislike about the company

The tendency to underpay and exploit staff, and the absence of firmer and radical commitment to social justice and equity

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Clark University
  • City
    Worcester
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered Fitness center on site is offered
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Company Culture

Many nice people, but you have to work to connect as there's a lot of isolation.

Support from management

They're distant and usually make problems worse.

Teamwork

If you want to, you can. There's no support or plan for this.

Freedom to work independently

You must work independently. You can do anything you like in class because there's no supervision.

Internal Communication

After 7 years, I never received or worked with someone who received a Thank You for going beyond the call of duty.

Gender Equality

Oh, no. My male colleagues got reimbursed for expenses for international teaching, that women are denied. I'm taking them to court over this.

Attitude towards older colleagues

If you're over their "Age Limit" you can't teach in China.

Career Development

There aren't many positions above Adjunct Professor. A few, but very few.

Overall compensation for your work

Most universities pay more. My current job does.

Office / Work Environment

Very basic offices. Classrooms are standard. You'll need to provide your own laptop.

Work-Life Balance

No. Most of us worked 50-70 hours a week.

Company Image

The conditions were so bad that I was embarrassed to talk about my employer when others were chatting about theirs.

Job Security

You don't know if you'll have courses till a month before the next semester. All the ESL teachers were fired with out a reason why.

Challenging Work

Teaching should be teaching if you're doing it right. There was extra pressure because the university offers few resources. They used to reimburse for books and materials, now they don't. Also they don't pay for instructors to go to conferences, even if y

Inclusive / Diverse

Their hiring seems fair. I don't know who doesn't get hired though.

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would fund and encourage skill development by reimbursing teachers for conference attendance once every two years. Then I would form forums for teachers to share what they've gained from the conference sessions.I would make more positions full time so n

What I like about the company

The students are charming and positive. They're grateful for their teachers and that's significant. The same is true of many university ESL programs though.

What I dislike about the company

I don't like their ethics. They have a lot of students cheating by plagiarizing and buying papers online. The administration will let you fail them, but they may cave and change a grade if a student cries enough. They don't want to lose the revenue from t

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Clark University
  • City
    Worcester
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 05.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Could be more collaborative in certain departments

What I like about the company

Everyone is very friendly and willing to work together across departments

What I dislike about the company

None

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Clark University
  • City
    Worcester
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I'd hire management who have experience in education and would create a team to design a curriculum that promotes learning and valid assessment. I would follow IRS regulations and give benefits to all adjuncts who work over 12 hours. I would follow the school's academic honesty policy and impose consequences on cheaters rather than turning a blind eye to corruption and students buying essays. I would provide a healthy workplace free of black mold and asbestos.

What I like about the company

I enjoyed the freedom to do whatever I wanted in the classroom. Also, the students were pleasant and some worked hard.

What I dislike about the company

While I can only comment on my department, the constant management changes and the lack of professionalism in administration is exceptionally low. If they just hired experienced educators to manage the program and if they heeded teachers' recommendation to design a real curriculum and to get serious about cheating, the program would vastly improve. They also need to follow IRS regulations. As it is now they flout IRS regulations to the detriment of the adjuncts, who aren't given the benefits they deserve and to all teachers who regularly get incorrect W2s or deductions. Clark currently refuses to fix their errors so teachers have trouble at tax time.

The university needs to listen to their instructors when they expose the black mold and other health hazards. As it is, instructors have to report problems to OSHA and other government agencies for problems to be fixed.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered
  • Company
    Clark University
  • City
    Worcester
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered
  • 06.Sep 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • The higher ups need to be removed and the whole University restructured. Hopefully then the right people are put in charge and the University can go back to being a good place to work and for students to learn.

What I like about the company

Some great people work at Clark, however, as the University is getting rid of more and more people the great people are leaving.

What I dislike about the company

The higher ups do not value the work that people do, nor do they take the time to understand the work that people do. This is not a good school to work for, trust me!

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Clark University
  • City
    Worcester
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 17.Aug 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I do not have any complains. People who are working with me are very nice so far and they offered me helps whenever I need them.

What I like about the company

I love the diversity at the university. Also, the people who are working at the human resource are very nice.

What I dislike about the company

The location of the university is a bad area, but during the day, it seems a safe place. So far, I do not have nay complains.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Clark University
  • City
    Worcester
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified

Suggestions for improvement

  • Treat people with more respect, don't be hypocritical, and don't make people fear for their jobs constantly.

What I like about the company

I enjoyed working with students and meeting families. It was nice to talk about the college experience and share my own. They also had this thing called First Friday. The first Friday of each month a department would host a little cheese and cracker social. I enjoyed going to those.

What I dislike about the company

They cut positions to pay upper management more money. They laid off longer time employees to keep newer ones who had a relation to the school. I also felt they were a bit anti-semetic.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Clark University
  • City
    Worcester
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 12.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • None.

What I like about the company

Good experience in higher education

What I dislike about the company

None right now at this time.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Clark University
  • City
    Worcester
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 05.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Compensation for employees is at the lower end of the industry

What I like about the company

The people I work with are fantastic. The benefits provided are excellent

What I dislike about the company

Compensation is at the lower end of the industry. Upper management/Leadership do not understand how staff members do their jobs

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    Clark University
  • City
    Worcester
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration
  • 03.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Clark U

1.83

Suggestions for improvement

  • At Clark you work with some great people, however, the overall climate of the institution is very negative and makes it hard to enjoy the work that you do with students.

What I like about the company

Some of my colleagues were great, however, most of them have now left.

What I dislike about the company

The politics game at Clark is horrible, people step over each other to get ahead all the time, very little productive support from the top.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    Clark University
  • City
    Worcester
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration